Plant and Animal Characteristics (K.10AB) Updated
Sort plants and animals into groups based on physical characteristics such as color, size, body covering or leaf shape. Identify parts of plants such as roots, stem and leaves; identify parts of animals such as head, eyes and limbs.
Life Cycles (K.7D)
Observe and record stages in the life cycle of organisms in their natural environment.
Living and Nonliving (K.9A) Updated
Differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.
Basic Needs (K.9B) Updated
Examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water and shelter for animals, and air, water nutrients, sunlight and space for plants.
Give examples of how living organisms depend on each other.
The student knows that systems have parts and are composed of organisms and objects. The student is expected to identify parts that, when separated from the whole, may result in the part or the whole not working, such as cars without wheels and plants without roots, and manipulate parts of objects such as toys, vehicles, or construction sets that, when put together, can do things they cannot do by themselves.
Physical Changes (K.7A)
Observe, describe, and record changes in size, mass, color, position, quantity, time, temperature, sound, and movement.
Changes from Heat (K.7B)
identify that heat causes change, such as ice melting or the Sun warming the air and compare objects according to temperature.
Weather (K.8A) Updated
Observe and record weather changes from day to day and over seasons.
Natural Resources (K.9C)
Identify ways that the Earth can provide resources for life.
Rocks, Soil, and Water (K.7ABC) Updated
Observe, describe, compare and sort rocks by size, shape color and texture. Observe and describe physical properties of natural sources of water, including color and clarity. Give examples of ways that rocks, soil, and water are useful.